By Rev. Barbara Langton on Feb 6, 2011
( Carol in regular print/Barbara in bold print)
Greetings, friends in Christ. To the church of God in Kimberley, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ – their Lord and ours: Grace and peace to you from God, our creator, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
That’s a different way to open the reflection time. Did you make up those words?
Well, not really. I just changed one of them. This was how Paul started most of his letters to the churches – whether it be in Corinth, Ephesus, Galatia, Philippi and the rest. You get the point. When he greeted the churches, whether he had something wonderful to say to them or something that they needed to hear, but would rather not hear, he reminded them that they gathered together in community by the grace of Christ and in the spirit of the living God.
So that’s my sermon for today. What’s your part in this reflection? more —>